TEDxVienna: INSTANITY is almost here! As we’re gearing up to put the finishing touches on what is going to be a beautiful event, we want to proudly introduce you to other three individuals from our inspiring line-up. So without further ado:
Heather Kelley (@PerfectPlum) is a media artist, curator, and game designer. She was named by Fast Company magazine as one of 2011’s thirty most influential women in technology. Recently she co-curated Joue le jeu / Play along, the premiere exhibition of original large-scale and independent art games at La Gaite lyrique digital culture center in Paris, France. Ms. Kelley heads her experience design studio Perfect Plum, whose original product is the OhMiBod Remote app, an intuitive and beautiful iPhone interface to control a connected vibrator. Ms. Kelley is co-founder of the experimental game collective Kokoromi, with whom she recently produced the interactive dance event THE DANCINGULARITY. She holds a Master’s in Communication from the University of Texas at Austin.
Ed grew up in San Francisco in the 50’s and 60’s. He began playing music at the age of five, later becoming a fixture on the San Francisco music scene. Moving to New York in 1980, Ed performed for 15 years in the Duke Ellington Orchestra, and 19 years with the Mel Lewis Big Band. Other renowned artists he performed and recorded with include Jerry Garcia, Gerry Mulligan, Frank Sinatra, Aretha Franklin, Ella Fitzgerald, the New York Philharmonic and the San Francisco Symphony. Since 1992 he has toured extensively as a conductor and guest soloist in Europe, Japan and US, often receiving composition commissions because of his unique voice as a composer. He was nominated for a Grammy Award in 1992. He is the founder of the NeuHat Ensemble in New York and ENJO (Ed Neumeister Jazz Orchestra) in New York and Los Angeles. As a leader, he has recorded seven albums. Since 2007 Ed has been active in film music. He has contributed arrangements orchestrations for films such as “Inception“, “Sherlock Holmes“, “The Dark Knight Rises“ and the 2012 Academy Awards. Ed Neumeister is Professor of Jazz Trombone at the University of the Performing Arts, Graz Austria.
Wolfie Christl is web developer, artist and net activist. After (ab)using early community media platforms like CB Radio and FidoNet in the 90ties he was part of the famous Viennese net culture organization Public Netbase. Since 2006 he runs a small internet agency focusing on open source web technology. Together with a small team he started in 2011 the project Data Dealer, a social game on collecting, combining and selling personal data.